Mission and Goal
The Maryland Healthy Kids/EPSDT Program promotes access to and ensures availability of quality health care for Medical Assistance children, teens and young adults less than 21 years of age.
The Program provides appropriate practice-based performance improvement assessments and targeted interventions to enhance the quality of health services delivered by Medicaid providers to eligible recipients less than 21 years of age.
Preventive Care in Maryland's EPSDT Program: Healthy Kids
In Maryland, the preventive care component of the EPSDT Program is known as the Healthy Kids Program. Preventive health care services allow for early identification and treatment of health problems before they become medically complex and costly to treat.
Standards for the Healthy Kids Program are developed through collaboration with key stakeholders such as the DHMH Family Health Administration, the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the University of Maryland Dental School, and the Maryland Department of the Environment. The Maryland Healthy Kids Preventive Health Schedule closely correlates to the American Academy of Pediatrics' periodicity schedule.